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APS Honors Student Athletes, Artists, Coaches, Administrators at 2017 Monk Jones Lecture Series & Coca-Cola Scholar Athlete Awards

In what has become a signature sign of spring in Atlanta Public Schools (APS), the district hosted its ninth annual Calvin “Monk” Jones Lecture Series and Coca-Cola Scholar Athlete Awards on Tuesday, May 16, on the campus of George Washington Carver High School. Event named in honor of APS legend Calvin “Monk” Jones The event…

Mays Girls Lead Historic Day for APS at Track and Field State Championships

The year of championships in Atlanta Public Schools came to a thrilling conclusion over the weekend as APS student athletes shined at the Georgia High School Association Track and Field State Championship meets over the weekend. From the team standpoint, the Mays girls led the way, winning the Class 6A team championship. It is the…

Morningside Elementary School Named a 2017 Green Ribbon School By U.S. Dept. of Education

  By: Alicia Sands Lurry Morningside Elementary School has been selected as a 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School for its commitment to sustainable practices. The award honors Morningside’s leadership in facilities, health and environmental education. In addition to Morningside, two other elementary schools, as well as the University of Georgia, were among the Georgia…

Assistant Attorney General of Georgia Inspires SPARK Students

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Assistant Attorney General of Georgia Taylor Johnston recently visited Springdale Park Elementary School, inspiring a group of fifth-grade students to study hard, help others, and excel in school and their future careers. Invited by Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) teacher Lisa Evans, Johnston visited SPARK as part of the Grady Cluster’s focus on…

E. Rivers Elementary Students Explore a World of Fun During STEAM Day

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Petting a chicken. Extracting DNA from a strawberry. Flying a drone. Exploring the wonders of space. Programming sphero robots. These were just some of the many lessons students at E. Rivers Elementary School learned last week when they participated in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Day. The daylong event was designed…

North Atlanta High School Boys win First Area Championship in Lacrosse for APS

The North Atlanta High School boys lacrosse team has made history by becoming the first Atlanta Public School to win an area championship in the sport. The Warriors finished the regular season a perfect 6-0 in Area 2 of the Georgia High School Association’s (GHSA) Class AAAAAA/AAAAAAA. In lacrosse, the state’s two largest classifications –…

Bunche Middle School Treble Chorus Wins National Competition

Atlanta Public Schools have won championships in a number of competitions this school year, from sports to science to debate. Now you can add the arts to the list. The Ralph J. Bunche Middle School Treble Chorus took first place in the Choral Division for Middle and High Schools in 2017 Southern Star Music Festival, held…